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Russian Tea Time

77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
+1 312-360-0000
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Russian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food. Dated decor. Great tea!! Slightly higher priced than the experience received but had fun.

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We let the real Russian in our trio order for the table. Borscht soup, pierogies, latkes & a chicken dish rounded out a perfect sharing meal for us. Very very good! Stir the sour cream into your soup and it turns into a creamy decadence....More

Thank mushroomjar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a visit to the Art Institute, a friend and I stopped in here for dinner. I had the lovely fruited quail (served with mashed potatoes and garlicky spinach) with a nice glass of red. I finished up with a napoleon for dessert. Service is...More

Thank bradshawgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was okay, the place looked dated, and cramped. The service was really good, the food was just okay. The cabbage soup was good, but I was full fast. Unfortunately, I ordered the lamb, the smell alone was gonna. Make he throw up. Not a...More

Thank 611alanaj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the BEST meal, restaurant, experience we had the entire week we were in Chicago. The dumplings, carrot salad, piroshkies, beet salad, beef stroganoff, and cheese blintzes were out of this world! High class service, intimate and classy decor/atmosphere without being snobby....More

Thank SJWiegand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of colleagues and I visited RTT for a late lunch on a weekday. We ordered way too much food ... and enjoyed every bite! The restaurant serves lunch, tea service, and dinner. Meals are elegantly plated, tea services are beautifully presented, and the...More

Thank erin_lsc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate dinner at this restaurant on a business trip years ago and thought it was fabulous. I was looking forward to going again this time with my husband. The restaurant did not disappoint. The food is still delicious; the quantities are very generous and...More

Thank PepperRoss
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One main reason we spent a four day vacation in Chicago was to dine at this wonderful restaurant again that we ate at our last time in Chicago. This visit we had a wonderful meal starting with the delicious barley soup and my eating the...More

Thank Manhattan418
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family booked an early supper here for Father's day. I was hesitant upon entering as the tea time crowd was still lingering, leaving the place looking rather kitschy. We were immediately seated, and though the restaurant was never quite bustling, a few more tables...More

Thank cas287
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

It was delicious! The server was very Nice! We did the platter for 2 and everything was good! Horseradish vodka was great! The house tea was great! We will definitely be back! It was delicious!

Thank elelena2014
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eunice d
28 October 2016|
Response from RussianTea | Property representative |
Hello Eunice! Thank You for reaching out with your inquiry! Please email your question to our restaurant email that you can find on our Russian tea time website (I am not allowed to post our email address here ) and I will... More
10 April 2015|
Response from ZHANNA K |
Hello, Thank You for your inquiry. When asked this question, we suggest smart casual. If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know. Sincerely, Staff at Russian Tea Time
13 February 2015|
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Response from erin_lsc | Reviewed this property |
According to their webpage, they serve the dinner menu all day Sat. & Sun. Their menu, including the dinner menu in question, is available on their website,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Adams St, Chicago, IL 60603-6113
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-360-0000
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Welcome to Russian Tea Time! The restaurant where everyone feels at home and everyone is welcome!Owner and Chef, Klara Muchnik, and her son, Vadim Muchnik, opened Russian Tea Time in 1993. Centrally located in heart of the Chicago’s Downtown, Russian Tea Time has earned the distinction of being one of Chicago’s culinary “landmarks.”Russian Tea Time patrons enjoy neighboring attractions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Millennium Park and many local theaters. We are delighted to host long-time regulars, tourists, dignitaries, celebrities and fellow Chicagoans who wish to enjoy the exceptional food, house-blended tea and warm ambiance Russian Tea Time offers.Russian Tea Time offers a variety of dishes from the diverse regions of the former Soviet Union Republics. Our guests can indulge in an extensive assortment of vegetarian dishes – Tashkent Carrot salad, Eggplant Orientale, Beet Caviar, and golubtsy (cabbage rolls) to name a few. Some of our signature dishes include Pelmeni (meat dumplings), Borscht (Ukranian soup), Russian Blinis (thick Russian pancakes), wild Game, Caviar, and many more.Experience our Afternoon Tea Service, offered daily from 2:30–4:30 p.m., with our hospitable staff and cozy environment. Indulge in Russian Tea Time’s homemade, delicious, and savory desserts!Rich mahogany and birch wood finishes, brass samovars, heart-warming balalaika music and impeccable service create a uniquely warm atmosphere that is perfect for celebrating any special occasion or just enjoying one of Chicago’s treasures!We look forward to hosting you at your next visit!Thank You! Спасибо (Spasibo)!
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